Howdy Waypointers. It’s time for another play by post game on the forums. That means we play a roleplaying game together in a series of forum posts. We previously ran Anomaly, you can see the set up recruitment/discussion thread as well as the thread of the game itself:
But now we’re going to play a game of Kingdom.
(Listeners of friends at the Table may recognise it as a game they’ve played before in the middle of Counter/WEIGHT and are currently playing again for PARTIZAN)
Your Kingdom can be any group or organization that interests you. You could play a Wild West frontier town, a colony ship crawling to a distant star, or a sprawling Empire holding conquered peoples beneath its thumb.
As you play, you’ll confront your Kingdom and your characters with Crossroads, critical decisions that may change your community forever. What will your Kingdom do? What will it become? Strive to make your Kingdom live up to your ideals… or watch as it burns.
The Kingdom is in your hands. The question is: will you change the Kingdom or will the Kingdom change you?
I’ve gotten a playtest copy of 2nd edition that he has given me permission to share with anyone who wants to play.
Kingdom is a roleplaying game where the players will need to interact, but we will not expect responses in real time. The Anomaly game played out over months between players in different timezones with different availabilities. I’ll make sure that people are tagged when it’s their turn or they’re being included in a scene. No-one is expected to respond faster than within 24 hours. I ask only that if you expect to be have no availability for a period, flag it with me so I can inform the other players if necessary. We can wait on your turn, as long as we know it’s coming. If you need to take a break or bow out, that’s also fine. I’ll be looking for back up players who could take your spot if need be (even just temporarily).
If you are interested in playing or being a back up, please reply here. Feel free to ask questions If you have anything that you’d like to share, ask or note anonymously, I have set up a google form that will send notes to me and I can post about them here. It involves no identifying info, so I won’t even know who it came from.
There are 2 tools in tabletop games used to avoid triggering material. They’re called lines and veils.
A line is something that you do not want to be part of the game in any way.
eg. No racism or racism allegories in the game.
A veil is something that you’re ok with being in the game, but would like it to be glossed over or kept “off screen”
eg. Characters may do violence, but it will never be described or detailed.
If there are any topics that you would like to fall into either category, feel free to either identify them in this thread or use the anonymous messagebox above if you’re more comfortable with that. I’ll post the list of lines and veils at the beginning of the game and make sure they’re adhered to.
This can also be done during the game, if at any point something comes up that you want to respond to. It doesn’t matter that it already happened. It’s easy to retract a post so that everyone at the table is comfortable, and that’s a priority of the game we will play.
Once we have a set of 3-5 players, I can share the PDF and we can start doing the world building set up for the game. But for now, just reply with your interest!